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Lufthansa 744 Emergency Landing At ORD  
User currently offlineFlyingbronco05 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3840 posts, RR: 2
Posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3159 times:

Just heard on fox news that a Lufthansa 744 made an emergency landing earlier tonight at ORD. Anybody have any info?

FB05


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User currently offlineCcrlR From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 2223 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3146 times:
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the flight was a Lufthansa 747-400 from FRA bound to MEX. Someone reported a bomb threat and the plane turned to ORD. All the passengers are safe at the ORD Hilton. The plane was searched and no bomb was found. The plane would have been gone now but due to FAA flight restrictions they have to wait until the morning to leave.


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User currently offlineAApilot2b From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 572 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3099 times:

Does anyone know which aircraft it was (registration)?

User currently offlineDc863 From Denmark, joined Jun 1999, 1558 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3060 times:

I believe that is is D-ABVC.

User currently offlineFrequentFlyKid From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1206 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3040 times:

Can someone elaborate on the FAA regulation(s) that prevented the plane from continuing to MEX?

User currently offlineTguman From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 430 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3038 times:

Why would a threatened airliner land in the US. all this security and they have to do is place a bomb on the plane and call in a threat and then explode the bomb. real smart
TGUman



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User currently offlineCcrlR From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 2223 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3028 times:
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This happens a lot with airlines. I remmeber when this UA 747-400 made an emergencey landing in Greenalnd when they had a bomb threat. Someone wrote it in lipstick and they had tight security when the plane landed. This was before 9/11 though.


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User currently onlineZK-NBT From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 5194 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3023 times:

What do you mean by that Tguman? It had to land somewhere if the threat was taken seriously which all threats should be these days.

Must be some sort of curfew or something.


User currently offlineDC-10 Levo From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 3432 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2865 times:

CcrlR, I thought it was Virgin Atlantic that had the incident with the lipstick on the mirror?

DC-10


User currently offlineTg 747-300 From Norway, joined Nov 1999, 1318 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2855 times:

CcrlR and Dc-10 levo: it was a Virgin flight (744) and if i'm not too wrong, it diverted to Keflavik (KEF), Iceland.

tg 747-300



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User currently offlineJox From Sweden, joined Jan 2003, 115 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2779 times:
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Why were the Lufthansa flight diverted to ORD?? LH498 is a nonstop service FRA-MEX, and I thought the normal route between those cities is far more east than passing ORD??

User currently offlineMUC-PIX From Germany, joined Aug 2002, 178 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2682 times:

Of course has an airliner threatened with a bomb to get on the ground, maybe nearby ORD was chosen due to its large amount of security personnel. The threat came by telephone at MEX. The regulations that keep the aircraft on the ground are simply the longest possible operations times for the flight crew. The crew has to make a break of 13hrs and the flight continues after this, bringing in a new crew would take longer.

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